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Stand and deliver: Parents petition IPS for equity in education

Parents, families and Stand for Children Indiana presented a petition requesting that the IPS Board of School Commissioners focus on growing top schools for Black and brown students at a press conference on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024.

We cannot allow caregivers to be punished for GOP’s $1 billion Medicaid shortfall

By ROBIN SHACKLEFORD Last December, a report from the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) revealed a massive forecasting error which resulted in a miscalculation of the...

Lead poisoning affecting literacy rates in Indianapolis

Indianapolis NAACP conducted lead testing in city schools and found shocking results. (Photo/provided by Gary Holland)

KEEP IN MIND: COVID, flu and RSV vaccinations before the holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, Indiana health care professionals want people to be mindful of flu season.

Immunization clinic at CFI 27 on Nov.16 

The Center for Inquiry School 27 will be hosting its inaugural free immunization clinic in collaboration with the Indiana Immunization Coalition (IIC) Nov. 16.  RELATED:...

Local organizations partner to raise awareness during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead poisoning is a public health issue that has affected people tremendously since the Industrial Revolution. Many people, specifically children, face lead-filled dangers daily....

‘What’s wrong with me?’ Undiagnosed ADHD in Black girls

The 2021 study also found that Black girls frequently go undiagnosed with ADHD due to misinterpretation of their symptoms.

IPS superintendent talks equity in state of the district address

In the State of the District Address on Sept. 20, Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson gave an update on the Rebuilding Stronger Plan that had previously faced criticism from educators and families.

Transforming youth homelessness

Inside the Crane Bay Event Center Sept. 14, a group of donors experienced an experimental interactive art exhibit that depicts the stories and challenges of youth facing homelessness in Indianapolis.

RISE INDY’s Freedom Readers, transforming parents into powerful literacy tutors

Empowering communities and nurturing young minds through literacy, RISE INDY’s Freedom Readers program certifies parents and guardians to tutor their K-8 children at home.
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